The Terps Faltered in the Second Half Against Alabama and Eventually Fell Short, 71-53 Ending Their Season
Story By: Sol Tucker
Photos By: Sol Tucker
There have been a couple of games that tonight could be compared to during the regular season, but nothing can really compare you to not playing another game in your season. It was the end of the road for the Terps tonight in Birmingham as Alabama played a strong second half to emerge with a 71-53 victory and move on to Louisville next week.
Alabama was led by Jahvon Quinerly with 22 points and Charles Bediako recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Both of their presence in the second half were game changes for the Crimson Tide.
One of the biggest differences in this game then the match-up against West Virginia was the 1 for 8 shooting from 3-point range. Several of these missed opportunities for the Terps led to 4 and 6 point runs for Alabama. Top that and the struggling Hakim Hart, who scored just 4 points tonight, it made for uphill battled that Kevin Willard and his team could not overcome late in the game.
“I think we did a great job in keeping this game where we wanted it in the first half, they just adjusted well to us in the second half and it made a difference. We just did not hit shots when we needed to down the stretch,” said Terps Head Coach Kevin Willard.
Alabama completed a 15-4 scoring run over 4:11 in the second half putting the game way out of reach at 72-50.